terça-feira, 30 de novembro de 2010

"We All Want to Be Young"

"The film "We All to Be Young" is the result of several studies by BOX1824 in the past five years. The BOX1824 is a research firm specialized in consumer behavior and trends."

"Being young is being attractive, is living an explosion of hormones, is sexy and healthy."

We All Want to Be Young (leg) from box1824 on Vimeo.

3D projection mapping in the city centre of Amsterdam

"H&M brought their flagship store in Amsterdam to live with a 3D projection mapping on the historic building. For over 3 minutes, guests and a gathered crowd enjoyed a surreal fairytale of light and magical effects. A red ribbon, wrapped around the building, untangles and transformed the building into a colorful dollhouse where nothing is what it seems."

sábado, 27 de novembro de 2010

Pulp Fiction for Brands.

"Here is something for all you brand freaks out there. The Logorama shirt film. It's not for kids, it's nasty, it's cruel - but it is incredibily well made."

The film was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.

Logorama from Marc Altshuler - Human Music on Vimeo.

sexta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2010

"Algo De Bom"

"In an empty land, there is a love story.

A man and a woman looking up. She calls for him.
He follows her. Along a road, he seeks her resolute.
What will unite is the sound of their voices the promisse of something good."

A story by LG, designed and carried out by Rui Vieira.

quinta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2010

Asics - Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection

"Commissionde by the advertising agency Nordpol+ Hamburg I designed the origami models and consulted the stopmotion aswell as the computers animatorsof this world wide corperate movie that tells the story of the japanese sports brand ASICS. The movie won a Grand Prix at the Eurobest, gold at the New York festival, gold at the London International Awards, silver at the Clio in Miami and two times bronze at ADC Germany."

Origami Artist: Sipho Mabona (Mabona Origami)

Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection from MABONA ORIGAMI on Vimeo.

quarta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2010

Freedom Tunnel

"Under Mannhattan's Uper West side, runs the "Freedom" Tunnel. Built in the 30's by Robert Moses, the passage boasts legendary graffiti murals and piles of debris remaining of the past homeless city era. After using it for only a couple of years, Amtrak discontinued the line and left a massive cavern wich later became a shelter for street people. Progressively, the tunnel turned into a veritable underground metropolis where thousands of homeless were living in organized communities underneath the city's skin.

The tunnel also became a prime spot for graffiti artists. Chris Pape, aka Freedom, was one of the pioneers and his work inspired the name of the tunnel. "Freedom" painted immense murals utilizing the unique lighting provided by the ventilation ducts, turning the tunnel into an extraordinary underground art gallery. Some of his most notable paintings survived for decades and are still conspicuous today ("Venus de Milo", the "Coca-Cola Mural", Dali's "Melting Clock", a self-portrait featuring a male torso with a spray-can head, etc.).

In 1991, Amtrak decided to reopen the tunnel. The shanty towns were cleared out by the police and homeless were evicted. Although deserted, the tunnel is now an active train line and a stunning experience for urban explorers.

It is a bizarre blend of dark and light, silence and rumble, solitude and multitude. As you penetrate the tunnel and walk along the tracks, the sunbeams perforating the ceiling and highlighting the railway gives the place a post-nuclear feel. Voices from children playing above in Riverside Park sound like lost souls and trains whistling and roaring through the ruins of the shanty towns send chills down your spine."

"This is one of the most uncommon and fascinating journeys I've ever taken."

Video and words by Charles le Brigand

Freedom Tunnel from Charles le Brigand on Vimeo.

terça-feira, 23 de novembro de 2010

Voodoo KID Podcast IV

We Dream in Colors
Group Exhibition

"YellowPants Gallery is pleased to announce "We Dream in Colors", a group exhibition featuring new work and installations by an eclectic group of seven artists. Buff Monster, Dave Kinsey, Fefe Talavera, Maya Hayuk, Sickboy, Remed and Zosen are the roster of artists exhibiting their work together for the first time in Lisbon, Portugal.

"We Dream in Colors" brings together a group of artists whose establishment is a result of an outsider and non-traditional path through the art world. Emerging from the sub-cultures of Graffiti, Street Art, Skateboarding, Graphic Design, Music and D.I.Y. Attitude, these artists have established a very personal path that lead to continuous projects and exhibitions all over the world. Their talent and success has already been embraced by several museums and institutions such as Tate Modern, The Bristol Museum, Urbis Museum, Orebro Art Museum, and many others.

Even though each of the exhibiting artists has an individual aesthetic, form of medium, subject matter and form of expression, a strong use of color - not often found in the street and urban art movements - is present in each one of them.

"We Dream in Colors" - the first group exhibition curated by YellowPants Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal - is in itself a sample of the gallery's vision, forthcoming exhibitions and curatorial mission."

Debuting in Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 21h and ending in Monday, January 3rd, 2011
Location: Montana Shop & Gallery Lisboa, Rua da Rosa, 14 G, Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal

For any additional information and private catalog please contact: info@yellowpantsgallery.com

NowHere Trailer
by Absinthe Films

"Absinthe Films is hands down one of the most respected film crews in the industry. They have perfected the balance of exotic deep powder locations with an insane urban assault on massive rails, huge gaps and gigantic wall rides. Mix all of that with the riding of Nicolas Muller, Bode Merril, Annie Boulanger, Dan Brisse, Wolfgang Nyvelt, Jake Blauvelt, Cale Zima and Lucas DeBari, and you get one of this years best films."

NowHere trailer by Absinthe Films from Absinthe Films on Vimeo.

segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010

Haroshi x Nike Dunk

"Primarily know for creating three-dimensional sculptures from recycled skate decks, haroshi recently created this version of the Nike Dunk. The special edition Dunk was actually created from decks belonging to skaters from Nike's own pro skate team and include boards from the likes of: P-Rod, Lance Mountain, Eric Koston, Brian Anderson, Cory Kennedy and many more. The pair is actually modelled on a pair of haroshi's own well-worn shoes. These detailed shots illustrate each of the creases, crimps and even the knotted laces worked into the sculptures. Interestingly the curvature of the decks accurately matches that of the used Dunk, wich is portrayed as a hidden message within the art. A second subliminal message is found under X-ray scanning, where "Sole in Soul" is revealed making a pun from the skate artwork that finds itself on the underside of the shoe."

sexta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2010

Gabriel Dawe's Rainbow Installations With Thread

"Gabriel Dawe's guttermann thread, wood and nails installations at the Dallas Comtemporary are beautiful. For more photos and work from Grabriel, click here."